Strong-arm robberies reported in Washington Park

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Police are warning residents about a series of strong-arm robberies reported over the past month in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side.

In multiple incidents reported in April and May, a teenage boy has approached victims, thrown them to the ground and taken their property, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

The robberies occurred in Beat 311 of the Grand Crossing police district, which is located between King Drive and the Dan Ryan Expressway and between 60th and 63rd streets, police said.

The suspect is described as a boy between 16 and 18 years old, standing 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-7 and weighing 120 to 160 pounds, according to police.

Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to contact Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380.

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